Easy, Cheap Halloween Treats


Become the talk of the dorms with these delicious, festive Halloween treats! One thing I miss most about home when I am at school is all the decorations and fun food and cookies that my mom has at home. With these treats, you can make all your friends feel festive and happy! If you are in the dorms, have a little floor gathering, or if you have your own place have a small Halloween get together with your friends. Here are some treats that will keep everyone talking for weeks and wanting more during the other holidays! They won’t break the bank either!

Mummy Pizza Bites


These treats are delicious and easy, but they look like you worked on them for hours. Every college student loves pizza (duh!) and these just give pizza a little, fun kick!

Time: 20 – 30 minutes

What you need?

  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • Black olives
  • Scallions
  • Red or green pepper
  • Grated cheese (can be substituted for cheese sticks or slices of cheese)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C)
  2. Spread desired quantity of pizza sauce on one half of each English muffin
  3. Add thin olive slice for eyes and place chopped green or red pepper in the middle of each slice to create pupils.
  4. Lay cheese in strips (to create the impression of mummy rapping) across pizza.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is milted and muffin is toasted.

Ghosts on Broomsticks


With only 4 ingredients you can make these easy, fun Halloween treats to have for your next get-together. They are too cute to not notice. :)

Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (30 minutes is prep time)

What you need?

  • 1 (.75 oz) Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot chewy fruit snack in a 3-ft roll (any flavor), unwrapped
  • 14 pretzel sticks (2-3 inches long)
  • 2/3 cup white vanilla chips (melted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper. Unroll fruit snack. With scissors, cut 3/4 inch-long fringe on one side of the roll. Cut fringed roll into 2-inch pieces.
  2. To make each “broomstick,” wrap piece of fringe around one end of pretzel; press to seal. Place “broomsticks” on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
  3. Drop rounded 1/2 teaspoonfuls of melted white vanilla chips crosswise onto pretzels; shape to resemble “ghosts” seated on “broomsticks.”
  4. Press 3 miniature chocolate chips into each “ghost” for eyes and mouth. Let stand at room temperature for about 45 minutes or in freezer for about 5 minutes or until set. Peel candies from waxed paper.

Caramel Popcorn

Halloween-Treats-Caramel Popcorn

This popcorn will go perfectly with the spiced cider. With the mix between caramel and apple spice you cannot go wrong. Put it out in bowls at your Halloween get together.

Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (30 minutes is prep time)

What you need?

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 quarts popped popcorn


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (95 degrees C). Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
  3. Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider


Now onto drinks…Apple cider is a delicious staple for the fall season! This cider is spiced up a bit to make it different than your everyday grocery store apple cider.

Time: 10-60 minutes

What you need?

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 12 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. Mix all  ingredients together in pan.
  2. Simmer 10 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Strain before drinking.
  4. Garnish with whole cinnamon sticks.

Tip: This can be kept in refrigerator and warmed in microwave as needed.

I hope these Halloween treats are a great hit at your parties and get togethers. :) Need a Halloween costume idea? See our Ultimate List of DIY Halloween Costumes post!


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